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WOMEN ACTIVISTS: THE VOICES OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN LATIN AMERICA (HIS-242214)

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Course Description:


Women's Testimonials: The Voices of Human Rights in Latin America is a survey course on the modern history of Latin America and the personal stories of its citizens, women in particular. The history of the region is advanced through the voices of women who have lived the events that portray the overall essence and character of the region as a whole. Focusing on Brazil, Cuba, Argentina, Mexico and Guatemala, the use of testimonials provides a survey of the social, cultural, economic and human rights history of the region as a whole. Latin America will serve as a catalyst for a larger study of the overall struggles of women globally within the context of the broader issues surrounding human rights.

Students will engage in a variety of activities ranging from ongoing substantive discussions, to reading and reflecting upon required texts, completing a mapblog assignment, and conducting an in-depth cumulative research project. For the final project, students may research a topic and region of their choice that deals with the subject matter.

Important Note: this course was renamed effective the January 2012 term and was formerly offered as Women's Testimonials: Voices of Human Rights in Latin America. Students who have successfully completed 242214 should not enroll in this course.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Other World Civilizations.


This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Lower Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Other World Civilizations-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Fall 1.

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